SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea on Thursday spotted two North Korean missiles firing into the Sea of Japan, saying their type had not yet been determined.
The South Korean Defense Ministry said in a statement: "The two missiles were fired from Pyongan-Namdo province ... The ministry is monitoring the possibility of a new missile launch."
Earlier in the day, the South Korean defense said it would keep its troops on alert against the backdrop of North Korea's launch of an unspecified missile towards the Sea of Japan. .
For its part, the Japanese Defense Ministry issued a statement saying: "North Korea fired a missile, possibly a ballistic missile ... We believe that this missile did not reach the territory of our country, and will fall outside the exclusive economic zone of the country."
North Korea announced on October 3 that it had successfully tested a new ballistic missile in the context of strengthening its defenses and facing any threats.